Professional Studies AS – Business Administration – General Option

Code: AS.PS.BUS.ADM

The Associate in Science (AS) Degree, General Option is designed for students seeking a career in the business field, however, have not yet decided an area of expertise. This AS provides a solid foundation for transfer to a senior institution for higher-level study. The Degree offers an integration of accounting, business and liberal arts courses needed to enhance critical thinking, analytical, decision-making and communication skills required by contemporary professionals regardless of specialization.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, describe or explain the external forces that affect the business world and business concepts involved with international commerce.
  • Identify, describe or explain the various functions of running a business such as management, marketing, accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, ownership, and production.
  • Describe or explain workplace ethics and diversity.

Career Pathways

Business Manager  Operations Manager /Supervisor 
Administrative Assistant   Executive Assistant

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

  Mathematics Elective*† 3-4;
ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Second Semester

  Humanities Electives* 6
  Business Elective‡ 3
ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

ECO-101Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

  Business Elective‡ 3
  Humanities Electives* 6
  Natural Science Elective* 4
ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

-or

PSY-101General Psychology

3

-or

SOC-101Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Business Elective‡  3
  Humanities Elective* 3
  Natural Science Elective* 4
  General Education Elective* 3
  or  
  Free Elective‡‡ 3
  Free Elective‡‡‡ 3
Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Course:

ECO-102Principles of Microeconomics

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  Mathematics*† 3-4
  Natural Science Electives* 8
Total Credit Hours:11-12

Additional General Education Elective

If needed to reach the Foundation minimum of 30-32 credits, take one course from the BCC General Education course list. If an additional course is not needed for that purpose, then the student must take a 3-credit free elective.

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Program Support Requirements

Three general education courses (9 cr.) selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:9

One of the following Social Science courses:

ECO-202Intermediate Microeconomics

3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

SOC-101Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Requirements

  Business Electives‡ 9
ACC-110Financial Accounting

3

ACC-210Managerial Accounting

3

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Free Electives

Total Credit Hours: 3-6

Total Credit Hours: 64-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective.

†General Education Elective in Mathematics – before selecting your Mathematics elective, check the requirements of the schools you are considering for transfer. If you are uncertain about where you plan to transfer, the following courses are transferable to business programs at a number of local colleges: MAT-150, MAT-155, MAT-180, or MAT-223.

‡Any BUS course, or INF-101, or BNF-201. Before selecting your Business electives, check the requirements of the schools you are considering for transfer. If you are uncertain about where you plan to transfer, the following courses are transferable to business programs at a number of local colleges: BUS-201, BUS-207, BUS-233, BUS-234, or INF-101.

‡‡Recommended: BUS-463 Co-op Work Experience (Business Administration.)

‡‡‡Recommended: IST-123 Success 101 or WEX-101 (2 cr.) and a WEX experience course (1 cr.): WEX-111, WEX-114, WEX-115, WEX-116, or WEX-118.